Chantalle Ng’s mum warned her against dating on the set of ‘Old is Gold’

Could Lin Meijiao have something against Edwin Goh? (Insert thinking emoji here)

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Lin Meijiao had a surprising and funny reaction to Chantalle's new role (Additional photo: Instagram/Chantalle Ng)

Let’s just get this out of the way: despite their chummy interactions and undeniable chemistry as seen on social media, Chantalle Ng and Edwin Goh are not a couple.

It’s a clarification that Chantalle herself brought up, even before we had a chance to squeeze in the kaypoh-but-kinda-necessary (for us entertainment journalists, at least) question about the level of their relationship at the press conference for Old is Gold last Tuesday (May 21).

“A lot of people have actually asked me if we are dating,” said the 23-year-old actress with a wry smile. “But we’re not! We’re just really good friends.” And before anyone starts to feel sorry for Edwin for being relegated to the dreaded friend zone, he concurred wholeheartedly, even quipping, “What is dating?”

We think no one would be happier to hear that romance will only be confined to the pair’s reel-life selves (in the later part of the series, that is) than Chantalle’s motheraward-winning veteran actress Lin Meijiao.

“You know what my mum said to me when she found out I was doing this drama? ‘Oh, you will be working with Edwin, right? You’d better not start dating ah!’” she chuckled, causing her poor 24-year-old co-star to have a bewildered look on his face.

Again, before anyone starts to feel sorry for Edwin, Chantalle quickly elaborated that Meijiao probably “meant it as a joke”, and that she has nothing against the actor. “I think she just wants me to be professional because we’ll be the only young people on set working closely together,” she explained.

That said, Chantalle also admitted that her mother could have made that remark to prevent history from repeating itself. “In the past, I was in another drama and I kinda fell in love with my co-star, but it didn’t end well,” she revealed sheepishly (sorry, she won’t say who it was). “Of course, my mum knew everything because I told her, so I guess she was just reminding me.”

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Can't say we're surprised that people have asked if these two are dating in real life (Photos: Instagram/Chantalle Ng, Edwin Goh)

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